Thursday, July 19, 2012

Research and Markets: Re-Presenting GIS

From BusinessWire:  Research and Markets: Re-Presenting GIS

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Re-Presenting GIS" to their offering.
The increasingly widespread use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has meant that a version of geography' has been exported to many other disciplines and walks of life where this technology has been found to be useful. In the analysis of geographic information, geography' is often short hand for the spaces and distances used to explain or model some phenomenon. Typically, it is the usefulness of this, in turn almost entirely a consequence of the phenomenon of spatial autocorrelation, which explains the evident popularity of GIS.
The academic underpinning of GIS, Geographical Information Science is not merely a technical subject; it poses difficult theoretical questions on the nature of geographic representation and whether or not there exist limits on the ability of GIS to deal with certain objects and issues. This book attempts to synthesize the different strands of debate between technical GIS issues and social-theory of GI Science representation by looking at the conceptual and applied aspects of the subject in one cohesive volume.
This is the first book to present the debate surrounding technical GIS and theory of representation from an inside' GIS perspective.
The chapters have been split into three distinct sections exploring objects, time and space; their interaction with each other and with GIS
Re-presenting GIS is aimed at:
- advanced students (undergraduate and postgraduate) taking courses in GIS
- academic researchers in GI Science and Computer Science with interests in the modelling of spatial information and
- practitioners involved with GIS who need an accessible guide to current thinking in GI Science research.
Key Topics Covered:
List of Contributors.
1. Re-presenting Geographical Information Systems
2. Not Just Objects: Reconstructing Objects
3. Social Dimensions of Object Definition in GIS
4. The Linguistic Trading Zones of Semantic Interoperability
5. GIS, Worldmaking and Natural Language
6. Land Use and Land Cover: Contradiction or Complement
7. Transformation of Geographic Information using Crisp, Fuzzy and Rough Semantics
8. Uncertainty and Geographic Information: Computational and Critical Convergence
9. Not Just Space: An Introduction
10. The QSS Framework for Modelling Qualitative Change: Prospects and Problems
11. Network Geography: Relations, Interactions, Scaling and Spatial Processes in GIS
12. The Nature of Everyday Experience: Examples from the Study of Visual Space
13. Time As Well: An Introduction
14. Spatio-Temporal Ontology for Digital Geographies
15. Modeling and Visualizing Linear and Cyclic Changes
16. What about People in Geographic Information Science?
17. Dynamic Spatial Modelling in the Simile Visual Modelling Environment
18. Telling Stories with Models: Reflecting on Land Use and Ecological Trends in the San Pedro Watershed
19. Conclusion: Towards a Research Agenda
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